Friday, 25 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Strength & Honour
For if you can run, with only the strength walk,
And smile when others would make you sad,
If you can stand with only the strength to lay,
And laugh when your humour has gone away,
If you can fight when all is lost,
When your dreams are broken at a pitance cost,
If you can fly with broken wings,
And listen closely as your pain sings,
If you can climb, when others crawl,
And become a giant, where others are small,
If you can scream without a sound,
And feel and listen to your heart pound,
If you can fall and yet, still rise,
And still look up into the skies,
If you can see, although blind,
And still keep Hope in your mind,
If you can venture where no others dare,
Yet feel the burden of Deaths stare,
If you can feel when the feelings gone,
And sing out loud your greatest song,
If all is dark and you become light,
And fight your enemy with your strongest fight,
If you can stand when others run,
And lift the feather that weighs a ton,
If you can listen when others shout,
Yet you go in when all go out,
If you can live where others die,
And smile and laugh when others cry,
Then shout it from the highest steeple,
Shouting it to all the people,
"Strength & Honour"
Friday, 18 March 2011
As I have just spent the last half hour waiting to be put through to the TalkTalk Complaints line to report a spate of Spoof/Scam calls that we have received over the last few months.
Having got nowhere (as usual) in trying to make an official complaint, and instead being subjected (again!) to that bl**dy awful "Neon Rainbow" jingle for almost half an hour (makes your ears bleed....honestly!) I decided to call Ofcom...who told me (after listening to my concerns) that as the calls appeared to be coming from overseas, they could do nothing about them!.
I think that TalkTalk have a major security breach as the bloke on the scam call (told me he was from the Nationwide Call Centre) referred to me as "Mr Andrew", this is a mistake as Andrew is my first name, and the only other time this has happened was when I first joined TalkTalk and they sent me a welcome letter addressed to...yes, you guessed it...Mr Andrew!. The link seems quite a coincidence don't you think?
I wont go on too much, but can I just advise anyone else who experiences these calls and ends up reading this post:
A) Do NOT divulge ANY information. Ask THEM for a password.....even though they won't have one!
B) After the call don't bother to call 1471, it will say "There has been a semantic error,goodbye". Instead, call 1477 to log the call with Talk Talk as malicious (I did this). By logging the call as malicious it bypasses the "spoof" number (such as 0123456789) that these companies use to hide their real numbers, and instead the REAL number will be logged.
C) Let me know your story so we can force TalkTalk to investigate any possible sale of customers details to a third party.
If you want more info about this problem click HERE.
Have a nice day :-)
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Not quite sure what the building insurance assessor will make of that claim :-). Probably wont pay out because there is clause excluding such an event ever occurring!
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/magnitude-quake-strikes-japan/story-e6frfkyi-1226019903430#ixzz1GNXMVOU6